Even if you are not staying in a Gulf-front property, there are more than 30 miles of white-sand beaches to explore from your beach condo or house rental, or by visiting one of the many public beach access locations.
Tips For Avoiding & Treating Sunburn & Other Issues
Always wear sunscreen: Pay particular attention to face, neck, ears and shoulders. Apply 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Wear sunhats and glasses. Reapply sunscreen frequently, especially after swimming.
Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your body cool, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine, which cause dehydration.
Protect your eyes: UV rays can damage eyes, so be sure to wear sunglasses. Also protect your lips from the sun.
Beware of heat stroke: Watch for hot, red and dry skin; changes in consciousness; rapid and weak pulse; and rapid, shallow breathing. If someone shows symptoms, call 911 and keep the victim lying down and use ice packs, cold packs or wet towels on wrists, ankles, armpits and necks.
Bounce back from a jellyfish sting: If stung by a jellyfish, use saltwater to wash the sting. Apply rubbing alcohol or vinegar to the sting area. If the victim experiences difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek immediate help.
Treat a sunburn: Drink lots of water. Soak in a cool bath or apply cold compresses several times a day. Do not apply petroleum jelly or oil-based lotions. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen may alleviate pain and swelling.
If you have questions or need to report damage once you have arrived in your vacation property, please call 800-775-8945.